2nd Circ. Shuts Down Del Monte Pineapple Antitrust MDL

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday shot down a bid by retailers and consumers to revive a multidistrict litigation that accuses Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. of using sham patent litigation to form an illegal monopoly in the market for extra sweet pineapple.

In affirming the dismissal of the antitrust case, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected the direct and indirect purchasers' argument that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York erroneously tossed expert...
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